Friday, March 11, 2011

Another Reason...

Just found another reason to get this weight off.....GOLF!!!

Went to the driving range with my hubby and our friend. Hubby and I split a bucket of balls, so I got around 50 or so. I have never played golf and have never really been on a golf course except for 2 times. The first time I got to drive the cart and then another time for a wedding. I have only been to the driving range 1 other time, but did not really get into it....Mostly because my boobs were too big!!! No room to swing the club.

So last night I decided to give it a try. My first attempt...I got nothing but air. Then the second time....same thing!! Then I smacked the turf a couple of times and then....and then....I hit one. Sliced it totally to the left, but I got it out about 25 yards. So the guys were watching me and of course I was doing everything wrong. They we telling me to stand this way, hold the club that way, look up, keep my eyes on the ball etc...Kind of felt like a pretzel. Once they got me into place, I said, "And you want to to hit this thing?" Did not seem possible. But with some practice and concentration I was able to hit some nice shots.

At one point I was tying to hit the 100 yard mark and I was getting frustrated that I could not make it there and my hubby informed me that that iron, I was using, was not the right tool for the job and he gave me an iron that would give me more distance. I said, "It makes a difference which club you use?". He just gave me the look, I'm sure you seen a look like that, when someone is looking at an idiot!

I quickly realized that when you are at any golfing event, it is some pretty serious business, so I did not give my hubby too much grief!

I was whacking a lot of balls into the range, trying to hit the guy on the little golf cart who was picking up the balls. What a great job!! Anyway, I eventually was able to hit several balls 100 yards...straight!!

I was having so much fun the guys gave me some of their golf balls so I could keep practicing. Really a lot of fun!!

The boob issue is still a problem, I can't really get the full swing I need to give the ball enough power to get any distance. So this is my new motivation to keep at this weight loss and fitness thing.

I want to play golf and have the energy to do it. I need to be thinner to be able to really play this game.

So excited!!

How about you...are you trying new things?

Keep focused!


  1. I'll be trying golf soon..and now I'm not so nervous (thanks to your post!)! Let me see...something new?? I'm going to aim for 3 miles not stopping this weekend on the treadmill (my last distance was 2.6)...Have a great weekend!

  2. I'm trying to get into more running, signing up for 5Ks and stuff. I haven't tried golf, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun!